The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said it has decided in favour of renewing the contract of Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr next month but the coach must be ready to abide by the rule of his engagement.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed this in Lagos at a parley with media managers.
Pinnick said the federation was in awe of Rohr’s records on the job and was well disposed to have the Franco-German continued but unlike his previous contract, the coach would have to agree on certain clauses.
“We’re going to give Rohr a new contract in January, but, this time, he must live in Nigeria. He has a right to choose any city of his choice; the NFF will get him accommodation. He will no longer be allowed to operate from Europe, but he can travel abroad three times a year.
“Again, we’re going to retain his contract fee of $55,000, but he must pay tax unlike his previous contract where he enjoys tax holiday,” the NFF boss said.
Pinnick added that Rohr would, henceforth, be subjected to the supervision of the NFF’s technical committee on players’ selection and invitation.
“He will have to submit list of players to be invited for national assignment and as well submit his list for matches to the technical committee. This is to avoid a situation where players just get invited to the Super Eagles without proper check and to avoid unscrupulous players’ agents who lobby to include their players in the national team,” he said